Vaco is the best Mercedes service East of Western. He is reliable, friendly, personable, serious, and great with dogs and children. I have a 1984 Mercedes 300TD with 224,000 miles on it. Recently I had both transmission and vacuum system problems. Another mechanic said that I would need to replace both of them, total estimate $2600. I took it to Vaco he said he'd see what he could do -- three days later I had my car back and in great working order with my old transmission and my old vacuum pump, along with new front breaks, a valve adjustment, and an oil change for a total bill of $700. Vaco had torn apart my transmission, made adjustments (waved his wand?) and had rebuilt two of the valves on the vacuum pump and both worked great. I will only go to Vaco.